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Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

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Are you ready?
Earthquakes, floods and fires are some of the potential emergency hazards in British Columbia.
What will you do if services are disrupted and roads are closed?
Having an emergency plan is like insurance- if you have one you will be prepared to cope.
Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to highlight our ability to support BCers in times of crisis.
For 125 years, Emergency Disaster Services has been on scene whenever there has been a natural or man made disaster. Fourteen Salvation […]

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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off

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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off at The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford today – April 27-29.
In our constant striving toward excellence in our service provision, The Salvation Army highly values and desires to equip and resource our staff and provide meaningful learning opportunities to enhance their capacity to continue to meet the needs of the individuals who approach us for assistance.

Over the next few days, nearly 300 participants of the Social Services Conference will have […]

Deborah Lowell, Kathy Borrows, VCFS Donation
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The Art Affair supports families and children in need

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Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Annie Frind, a local Vancouver fine artist & entrepreneur, injected new meaning into those words last November and organized a fun and fabulous art-infused event at the Vancouver Club, focused on giving back to the children and families supported by The Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Assistance Program.

The Art Affair took place at The Vancouver Club on November 19th. One highlight of […]

The Salvation Army Community Response Unit and Emergency Disaster Services Team

Here when disaster strikes

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The Salvation Army helps those in need in the Okanagan community every Christmas, but what many may not know is they also lend a helping hand throughout the entire year.

Last summer, during the busy fire season in B.C., The Salvation Army put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours helping those impacted by the wildfires.During the blaze in Rock Creek, that destroyed 30 homes and several out-buildings, The Salvation Army worked with evacuated families to get them registered and find places to […]

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Record-breaking campaign for the Vernon Food Bank

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A total of $457,932.46 was collected during the Christmas Hope campaign which surpassed the 2011 total by $59,119.72.The Salvation Army’s Food Bank fundraising drive surpassed all records set during its 110 years in Vernon.“We are extremely grateful” said Capt. Jean-Curtis Plante.“We have surpassed a number of milestones this year thanks to the incredible support of our volunteers and an exceptionally generous community.”

In 2015, the demand at the Food Bank was the highest on record as well.The […]

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Donnelly Group Gives Back

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Christmas is synonymous with giving, and in many ways Christmas at The Salvation Army is synonymous with the business of giving…giving back to those individuals and families experiencing hardship in our communities. “In a diverse community like Vancouver, the reality is that there will always be a need,” says Ming Chau, Interim Community Ministries Director at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services. “We are positioned to respond to that need.”

Currently for our Christmas Assistance Program, The Salvation Army’s […]

Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , PROVINCE

Mom is hoping for a safer life for her family in Canada

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Trang Le knew she didn’t want to raise her children in Vietnam.“It’s just dangerous and it’s tough there,” said the 31-year-old, who moved back to Vancouver with her three-year-old son Alex in September.After living in B.C. for nearly 10 years, she returned home to Southeast Asia in 2010, where she got married and delivered her first son. But the only work she could find was helping her husband on a pig farm, and the access to health care was limited, […]

Nelson mom Nichole Hunt applied for a Christmas hamper from the local Salvation Army last year. She couldn't provide much of a Christmas for her two-year-old son and was very happy to be able to get a hamper and a few toys. Photo Credit The Province

Charity ‘put a light in me,’ says single mom

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When Nelson mom Nichole Hunt “very suddenly” split from her partner last year, she knew it wouldn’t be much of a Christmas for her young son.A few months after the devastating break-up in July 2014, she decided to move from Trail back to Nelson to be closer to friends and family.While the big move cut her “pretty short” financially — especially since it fell right before Christmas — it was the best decision for her and Lucian, now two-and-a-half-years-old.“It was […]

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1. Major Cathy Burrows (Executive Director, Kate Booth House), Kelly Barber & Nina Henriksen (Co-Chairs, Shaughnessy Women's Golf Tournament)

Let’s end violence against women

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Today we honour the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has often stated "Women's safety & equality are in everyone's best interest." The Salvation Army is able to provide safety to women in BC through the support of generous staff and donors like you. For 29 years, the Women's Charity Committee has chosen to support women’s rights by selecting The Salvation Army Kate Booth House as the sole beneficiary of their annual charity golf tournament. When […]

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home is where the heart is

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Alcohol had taken its toll. It was in the middle of the night when Paul reached out to his sister for help.Paul subsequently entered a six week Treatment Program at Pacifica and went on to The Salvation Army Belkin House for the Personal Development Program. Through this program, Paul was able to re-establish meaningful family relationships and address other challenges.

Dental services also provided sorely needed partials which boosted his confidence because he got his smile back. As Paul settled into a […]